Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Series. Photographs by Enrique Metinides. Kominek Books, 2011. 144p., duotone illustrations, 24,5x34,5cm. Images from photo-eye.

Stark depictions of the harsher side of life (crimes, catastrophes, etc, etc) by Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides, whose work is often compared to the pioneering American photojournalist/photographer Weegee (more about this book and Enrique Metinides in this video).

Book description:

" 'Series' is an attempt to examine Enrique Metinides' work from the perspective of cinematography, sequentially revealing facts that come together in a substantial way to form a common motif with continuity - thematic at least - between the various episodes of his oeuvre.

This iconoclastic approach allows us to see that the work of Enrique Metinides is one of both fact and fiction. Showing that an act took place, that it really happened, gives the photographs the chance to vindicate their real and their fictional aspects; it also allows viewers to be conscious of their own confusion as they struggle to take a position vis-à-vis ambiguous material and makes it possible for them to redeploy their gaze."

A limited edition of 'Series' is available:

"2011 Kominek Books, Special edition of 50 copies, Print Size : 17x24cm. Book Size : 24,5x34,5cm, 144 pages 100 images, color and b/w duotone.

The Special Edition is Housed together in a handmade paper box, stamped. Including a numbered (1-50) first edition book and a Numbered and Signed Fiber Baryt B/W Print."

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